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Populist Haven

Populist haven

It has been more than a century since the renowned German sociologist Max Weber wrote about the declining influence of charisma in the modern era. Weber argued that the larger-than-life…

Haunted Still By The Ghost Of JFK

Haunted still by the ghost of JFK

It has lately been all but impossible to peruse more or less any American news website without encountering some sort of reference to the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. This…

Crackpot Visions

Crackpot visions

The good thing about living in Pakistan is that there is always something ridiculous and amusing happening – that is if you are whacked out completely and find these happenings…

Realignment Of Ties

Realignment of ties

The most serendipitous emerging foreign policy event for Pakistan, provided its leadership has foresight, is the ongoing power realignment within the Muslim world, as international engagement with Iran looms on…

Rethinking Government

Rethinking government

THE most critical constraint today to the effective functioning of the government is the latter`s overextended mandate, beyond its core role, and the competence level of its worl(force. The institutional…

Rethinking Government

Rethinking government

The most critical constraint today to the effective functioning of the government is the latter`s overextended mandate, beyond its core role, and the competence level of its worl(force. The institutional…

Great Initiatives

Great initiatives

The careers of our senior military hierarchy, a confidential prerogative of the military secretary’s branch of the GHQ, are being openly (and irresponsibly) discussed in the media, thanks to the…

Deweaponisation Tactics

Deweaponisation tactics

The nation has earlier gone through the deweaponisation exercise three times in the past two decades. Each time it proved to be merely eyewash, to fool the masses into thinking…

The Story Of Pakistan

The story of Pakistan

Every nation has its own national narrative that serves to legitimise the state and its interests. But in Pakistan, this ideology is premised on the deeply problematic notion of Hindu…